Each 5ml of DROXYGEL-MPS contains dried aluminium hydroxide gel IP 200mg, activated dimethicone IP 25mg and magnesium hydroxide IP 200mg.
DROXYGEL-MPS is the brand name for the antacid formulation. This medicine is used to treat acidity-related issues, bloating and other GI-related disturbances.
Dimethicone-based antacids are prescribed in order to treat flatulence, abdominal pain or discomfort. This compound is not absorbed by the cells and has least side effects. Dimethicone works by decreasing the surface tension of gas bubbles and thereby facilitating their coalescence and expulsion through belching and flatus. Along with this, dimethicone also prevents the formation and accumulation of mucus-enclosed gas pockets in the gastrointestinal tract.
Aluminium hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide are both antacids and in combination with dimethicone, these compounds can treat most of the issues related to GI disturbances. These compounds neutralize the excess gastric acid in the stomach, improve the peristalsis and eventually induce an urge to defecate. Aluminium hydroxide also has a significant role in protecting the stomach lining against the damage caused by the gastric acid.
As directed by the physician
DROXYGEL-MPS is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity towards dimethicone, magnesium hydroxide and aluminium hydroxide. This medicine is also contraindicated in the patients with kidney diseases, diarrhea, low amount of phosphate in the blood, hemorrhoids, impacted stool, stomach or intestine blockage, constipation and aluminum poisoning.
Adverse effects of this medicine include diarrhea, constipation, loss of appetite, unusual tiredness and muscle weakness.
Antacids are generally considered safe during pregnancy and while nursing. However, if you are pregnant or nursing, discuss with your doctor about your condition before taking this medicine.
DROXYGEL-MPS is available in 170mL bottle.